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Learn about backyard chickens at Truckee River Sanctuary

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Slow Food Lake Tahoe along with Board Member and Truckee River Sanctuary owner Polly Triplat will present a Backyard Chicken Raising Workshop on Saturday, May 10, 10 a.m.-noon, at the Truckee River Sanctuary.

Find out if backyard chickens are for you; whether you may legally have hens in your town/city; and what it takes to keep them safe from predators.

In addition, the workshop will cover basic coop design, feeding, handling and selection of cold hardy breeds. See a Sierra backyard flock first hand, with plenty of time for questions and the handling of hens.

The cost of the workshop is $6 for Slow Food Lake Tahoe members and $12 for the general public. Tickets may be purchased at http://slowfoodlaketahoe.ticketleap.com/chickens. Additional information may be found at http://www.slowfoodlaketahoe.org/events.html or info@slowfoodlaketahoe.org.

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Slow Food Lake Tahoe is committed to connecting people to the food we eat, the environment we share and community we love. The raising backyard chickens workshop builds on Slow Food Lake Tahoe’s mission to reconnect the community to the enjoyment of local, seasonal and sustainable food.

The owners of Truckee River Sanctuary, Polly and Don work hard at growing food in Lake Tahoe’s high altitude environment and short growing season. They are dedicated to collaborating with the Truckee and greater Lake Tahoe communities to create a more resilient and sustainable food system.

Truckee River Sanctuary offers a place for children and adults to experience the possibilities of a way of life that is more connected to the cycles of the natural world and human nature.

Utilizing the principles of permaculture design and earth-based spirituality, Truckee River Sanctuary is a place for people to learn to grow. For additional information visit http://www.truckeeriversanctuary.com.


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